TRADESPEOPLE GIVEN FRESH LONDON BOOSTOctober 16th, 2018
With trends showing tradespeople are beginning their daily jobs earlier than ever, Selco Builders Warehouse has responded by altering its opening times for two of its London branches.
Selco Walthamstow and Barking now open their doors from 5am until 10pm between Monday and Friday, extending from the traditional times of 6.30am until 8pm on weekdays.
Howard Luft, Selco chief executive, said: “The idea of a builders merchant opening 17 hours a day is extremely rare. But we are constantly looking at innovative ways that we can deliver the best possible service to tradespeople and help them be as effective and efficient as possible.
“We are only too aware that we have to evolve to meet the trends of our customers’ working lives and our Barking and Walthamstow branches are both located on the notoriously busy North Circular.
“Extending the opening hours means tradespeople wanting to get to their jobs early can either collect their materials for the day before the build-up of traffic – or even the night before.
“We are committed to supporting our customers every step of the way by offering maximum flexibility and this move is further evidence of that.
“We will monitor the response from our customers but this is certainly something we will not rule out for any of our other 64 branches across the UK.”
Walthamstow and Barking will continue to open between 7am and 4pm on a Saturday and 10am and 4pm on a Sunday.